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Archives: "Refreshment in Refuge"
  • And He said to them, Why did you look for me? Did you not know that I must be busy in the affairs of My Father? Luke 2:49   Did you not know? The Apostles knew and they were busy about God’s business and carrying out the Great Commission. Everyone they met, they told. Apollos knew, but he didn’t…
    February 16, 2020
  • Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To lose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not…
    February 9, 2020
  •   The word Worship means to bow low and to serve. In actions, it means, Obedience regardless of the apparent cost, as Abraham obeyed.             It can be done from a distance as the Children of Israel did when God came to the Tabernacle            …
    February 2, 2020
  •     Deu 30:19 I call Heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore, choose life, that you may live, you and your seed, Deu 30:20 to love Jehovah your God, to listen to His voice, and to cleave to Him. For He is…
    January 26, 2020
  •   Gen 22:5 And Abraham said to his young men, You stay here with the ass. I and the boy will go over there that we may worship and may return to you. Gen 22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac; and he took the fire and the knife in…
    January 19, 2020
  •   1"Shout! A full-throated shout!     Hold nothing back--a trumpet-blast shout!     Tell my people what's wrong with their lives,     face my family Jacob with their sins!     2They're busy, busy, busy at worship,    …
    January 12, 2020
  •   A trip to the store on Wednesday had me reaching for a blindfold. What are women thinking? I saw lots of belly fat through thin T-shirts. I saw lots of chest skin and held my breath hoping against hope that a woman’s breasts would not fall out of her shirt when she bent over to unload her basket. Why do…
    January 5, 2020
  • What is the one thing that usually gets us in trouble? James says it can light a fire. James 3:5 So also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how little a fire kindles how large a forest! I used to have a plaque that had an "Elroy-was-here" face on it. If you are too young to remember…
    December 29, 2019
  • Motivational Spiritual Gifts and how Jesus illustrates them   As a Server He worked with His hands as a carpenter, He washed His disciples feet and said the greatest is the servant. He exhibited a great amount of energy in his 3.5 year ministry. How He kept going is an amazing feat. If you'd…
    December 22, 2019
  • Practical Applications The epitome of practical application of Spiritual Gifts is Jesus. He had them all in equal measure and applied them perfectly. We only need to read one of the Gospels to find Jesus illustrating them all. Since we are not Jesus, and since God promised us a prominence in one gift…
    December 15, 2019
  • Attributes of the Gift of Mercy Greek word – Eleeo (el-eh-eh'-o) -- to have mercy on to help one afflicted or seeking aid to help the afflicted, to bring help to the wretched to experience mercy kindness or good will towards the miserable and the afflicted, joined with a desire…
    December 8, 2019
  • Attributes of the Gift of Administration Also called the Gift of Organization Greek word – Proistemi (pro-is'-tay-mee) - to set or place before to set over to be over, to superintend, preside over to be a protector or guardian …
    December 1, 2019
  • Attributes of the Giver   Please note from the definition that this gift is not limited to people with large sums of money and is not limited to the giving of money. This gift considers time, talent, and any resource God gives as the best to use in the work God has for us to do. It is often confused with the…
    November 24, 2019
  • I hope you have realized by now that God gives each of us a healthy dose of each gift so that we can function properly within the Body of Christ as well as to understand why our siblings act in particular ways or say peculiar things. I now find it amazing how I can pick out who has which gift. I understand people so much…
    November 17, 2019
  • __________________Attributes of the Server Gift of SERVICE – MINISTERING Greek word – Diakonia (dee-ak-on-ee'-ah) service, ministering, esp. of those who execute the commands of others of those who by the command of God proclaim and promote religion among men of the office…
    November 10, 2019

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Gina Burgess has taught Sunday School and Discipleship Training for almost three decades.  (Don't tell her that makes her old.)  She earned her Master's in Communication in 2013.

She is the author of  several books including: When Christians Hurt Christians,  The Crowns of the Believers  and others available in online bookstores. She authors several columns, using her God-given talent to shine a light in a dark world.  You can browse her blog at Refreshment In Refuge.

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